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Harford Land Trust Accepting Applications for Executive Director Position

The Harford Land Trust, founded in 1991 and based in Bel Air, Maryland, seeks a dynamic and motivated leader to serve as our next Executive Director.  The individual will manage the day-to-day operations of a countywide land trust with an annual operating budget of nearly $200,000, total net assets of $2.6 million, and ownership or easement holdings of nearly 1,500 acres.  

The Executive Director supervises a part-time membership and outreach coordinator as well as a cadre of volunteers carrying out tasks including bookkeeping, land stewardship, and event assistance.  The Executive Director will maintain and build alliances with HLT strategic partners and is responsible to a 10-member volunteer Board of Directors. 

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and experience in managing the day-to-day operations of a land trust or similar organization.  Relevant experience in the following areas is preferred: land transactions, land stewardship, easement writing, financial management, fundraising, grant writing and management, event planning, nonprofit board management, and public relations.  

Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, as well as proficiency in common office software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).  Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate familiarity with electronic communication platforms (Facebook, website management, bulk emails, etc.) and with QuickBooks or similar programs.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and competitive with leadership positions in similarly-sized land trusts in the region.  This is a full-time position with occasional evening and weekend activities. (FLSA exempt status)

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references to apply@harfordlandtrust.org.  Applicants are also encouraged to provide work samples and/or other background materials that allow the Board to see your experience in action (e.g.; press releases, promotional brochures, news clippings, YouTube links).  Application packets should be received by March 27, 2017 to receive full consideration.  Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the Search Committee.  

The Harford Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, and as an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in its hiring practices with regard to age, disability, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender.